H. floresiensis, the tiny hominid who used to live on the Indonesian island of Flores and may have been the legendary Ebu Gogo, is getting the Mutter Museum treatment, New Zealand style:
University of Wollongong scientists in 2004 were involved in the discovery of skeletal remains of a human species of hobbit-like proportions never before seen.Link. Scientists speculate that, had the Ebu Gogo had silicone herself, she might have been able to remedy those pendulous breasts. Can you tie them in a knot? Can you tie them in a bow?
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Two UOW scientists involved in determining how long ago the species existed - about 18,000 years - have purchased silicon replicas for $2000 each.
Dr Chris Toohey said one skull would be displayed at the university with a painting of what the "hobbit" is expected to have looked like.
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Image credits: H. floresiensis and H. sapiens skulls, Associated Press, courtesy USA Today, borrowed for news-reporting and comment purposes.